Capturing great portraits is all about understanding how to manipulate the quality, quantity, and direction of light. Learn how the pros use a variety of light shaping tools to create fantastic portraits every time, and in any kind of situation.
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Join Tony Corbell as he introduces the class and then kicks things off with a portrait shoot using an umbrella as a light source.
Learn how to use the 60" Octabank as a wonderful light source for soft, smooth portraits.
The softbox is the go-to tool for lighting individual portraits. Tony shows you a number of ways to use this versatile light source.
After learning different ways to use individual lights on their own, Tony teaches you how you can bring together a main light, fill light, and accent lights to create a beautiful portrait.
Understanding how to use an incident light meter will allow you to get your exposure right every single time.
Direct sunlight can be too harsh for portraits, but using a diffusion panel to filter the light falling on to your subject will allow you to shoot outdoors on the brightest of days.
A speedlight can be used to add light to a scene and enable you to light your subject to match the ambient light of the sky.
Learn how to properly use a reflector as a primary light source to increase the light falling on your subject's face and close the gap on the bright highlights for stunning portraits in natural light.
Sometimes we need to take light away to open up the shadows on the face and discover beautiful light for portrait work.
Tony shares some parting words and ties together all the lessons learned in this course.
Tony has been very fortunate having photographed three U.S. presidents, 185 World Leaders, 65 Nigerian Heads of State, about 600 brides and grooms, a couple of NASA astronauts and lots…